10 Keto Lunch Ideas That You’ll Actually Want to Eat

published Jul 23, 2019
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If you’ve already dug into our ketogenic diet explainer and decided that it’s right for you, chances are, you’re looking for creative-yet-delicious recipes that will help you stick to the guidelines. Are we on the nose?

To help you break out of an early rut, we rounded up a few of the yummiest looking keto lunch recipes on the internet. Here’s hoping you like avocado — because it’s in pretty much everything! Embrace it!

Summery seared shrimp with avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, and crumbled feta is bursting with flavor and takes only 15 minutes to make — just make sure you cool the shrimp briefly before tossing with the rest of the salad.

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2. Keto Salmon Poke Bowl from My Keto Kitchen

Feel full and stay full with this super-fresh veggie-packed sushi bowl. It’s made with fresh salmon, shredded cabbage, cucumber, radishes, avocado chunks, fresh herbs, and a (keto) sesame mayonnaise drizzle.

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3. Keto Low Carb Chili from Perfect Keto

There are no beans to be found in this keto-friendly chili. Instead, it’s packed with grass-fed beef, spices, veggies, and tomato sauce. Top with cheese and sour cream just like you would your favorite non-keto chili and you won’t feel like you’re missing out in the slightest.

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4. Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps from Well Plated

Lettuce wraps are a brilliant way to low-carb-ify a dish that is usually high on carbs. This filling is made with tofu, mushrooms, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, water chestnuts, and spices, and served on a bed of butter lettuce leaves.

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5. Cucumber Noodle Salad from Wholesome Yum

This cold cucumber salad with tahini sauce would make a great lunch with some grilled chicken or seared tofu on top.

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6. Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl from Hey Keto Mama

This spicy chicken situation will leave you satisfied until dinner time. Turn it into a “rice bowl” with the addition of handy dandy cauliflower rice.

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7. Ham and Cheddar Calzones from Tasteaholics

It’s safe to assume that if you’re following the keto diet, calzones are probably a no-go. But this is not an ordinary calzone. It’s made with almond flour, coconut flour, and whey protein, and stuffed with diced ham and melted cheese.

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8. Avocado Egg Salad from Happy Healthy Mama

Get your fill of avocado with this delicious egg salad! Eat it over a bed of greens for a heartier meal!

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9. Avocado Tuna Salad from Natasha’s Kitchen

Oh hey it’s avocado again… along with sliced cucumber, red onion, cilantro, lemon juice, and tuna (the protein punch you need to get through to your next meal).

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10. Chicken Cucumber Avocado Salad from Cafe Delites

Meal prep a batch of this summery avocado chicken salad so you have grab-and-go lunches all week long.